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Tbilisi Food Tour in a Local Family

1. Tbilisi Food Tour in a Local Family

Food and drink tasting and cooking classes at Shorena's Magic Kitchen are some of the best things you can do while in Tbilisi. Food is one of the reasons people visit Georgia. Visit Shorena in a traditional local family, where she lives with her husband and children. Shorena is from the west part of Georgia with more than 30 years of experience in cooking. She gives you cooking classes on how to make the most famous traditional dishes, Khinkali(dumplings), Khachapuri(bread with cheese), Eggplant with Walnuts, Georgian Salad, and Mchadi(cornbread), and you make all of them by yourself. You will have popular Georgian cheese Sulguni, homemade dry white wine, and famous Georgian vodka Chacha. After cooking all the food with your hands, you try all of it. Meet a local family, study how to make the most famous traditional dishes from Shorena, try to eat and drink more than you can, and get the local food recipe is the best thing you can do in Tbilisi in 3 hours.

Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

2. Tbilisi: City Sightseeing and Wine Tour with Tasting

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in a private vehicle as you set out for a day of exploration, sight seeing and wine tasting. The first part of the tour focuses on visiting the city’s landmarks, and the first stop of the day is a panoramic cable car ride to the Narikala Fortress. Afterwards, head to the well-preserved courtyard of St. Nicholas Church and then stroll through the narrow streets in the Old Town to discover the blend of mosques, churches, and synagogues. Once you’ve seen a few of the sights, drive to the Chateau Mukhrani wine studio and meet your master sommelier. Listen to the sommelier tell the charismatic story of the chateau’s history while you enjoy a selection of premium white and red wines. Continue onto Shuchmann Winery next for another tasting session of fine local wines. When you’ve finished up with your tasting session, take a ride on the Funicular Tramway on Chonkadze Street and travel to the top of the mountain that overlooks the city. This famous landscaped park with a giant ferris wheel offers splendid views across Tbilisi and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening walk before returning to your hotel.

Tbilisi: Private Walking and Driving Tour of the City

3. Tbilisi: Private Walking and Driving Tour of the City

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in a private vehicle as you set out for a day of exploration and sight seeing. Founded in the 5th century AD on the site of a mineral hot-spring, Tbilisi developed into an important political and cultural center of the Caucasus. From your knowledgeable local guide, learn about the course of the city’s history from its origins, and how religion has played a part in its development. Discover the vibrant blend of cultures across the city, particularly in the Old Town, where religions mix to create a mesmerizing skyline of mosques, synagogues and churches. Learn about how these religions coexist side by side in the city as you explore Armenian, Roman Catholic, and Georgian places of worship. Visit a selection of the city’s most iconic landmarks, and enjoy a ride up to Narikala Fortress via an aerial cable car. From the top, admire the breathtaking views across the city and it’s interesting mix of architecture. Afterwards, visit the Tbilisi History Museum, as well as Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square. Then drive down to Mtatsminda Funicular Lower station and take a tram to Mtatsminda Park for a relaxing evening walk.

Tbilisi: Food Walking Tour with Dumplings and Wine

4. Tbilisi: Food Walking Tour with Dumplings and Wine

Join us on one of the tastiest trips! Georgian cuisine is as diverse as its landscape. Khinkali is a national meal of Georgia and an absolute must-try once here. The short story says khinkali originated in the rugged mountains to the north of Tbilisi, where people in the Tusheti and Pshavi regions both claim to have invented it. Nowadays, every region makes it with its own twist. I want you very hungry. Here we Go! First, I'll invite you to a well-known place specializing in serving khinkali. Rather hidden boho brick-lined basement on the Mtatsminda hillside, but once you’ve been here you’re likely to keep coming back, as for these khinkali are some of Tbilisi’s best. The thin dough and delicious fillings are super simple but utterly mouth-watering, and you will be able to try Georgian wines made in traditional and European ways. For the next, I will take you to the place which was invented by customers' request. The design cafe was serving khinkali only on Sundays, and the people who tried it considered it the World's best. Finally, the cafe and its khinkali were separated and World's best Khinkali serves every day. In the end, we go to the place where we can create the khinkali for our taste, try a Soup of Khinkali cooked with wine and fresh herbs, and finish our crawl with a Khinkali dessert made by Nuttela and cherry. Vegetarian varieties are Wonderful too.

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What people are saying about Mtatsminda Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

On our last night in Georgia we took a wonderful cooking class with Shorena making the tasty cuisine we experienced over the past 3 weeks: khinkali, khachapuri, mcadi, eggplant pkhali, etc. I love how our guides, Mariam and Beka, helped us pair the different foods together to make even more delicious combinations! We also just enjoyed the conversation and learning more about everyday life in Georgia. Shorena's home was a beautiful setting as we made khinkali surrounded by grape vines and plum trees. It was the best way to end our stay in Georgia and we even brought some leftover khachapuri to heat up the next morning.

Being a lover of Georgian food and trying to cook Georgian food many times (with no success) I thought I would try my first ever cooking class, this class was great! the tour guides were very nice and made us feel very comfortable and at ease during the cooking class, the food was great, and obviously so was the wine, I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to learn how to cook Georgian food,

I spent time with Shorena and Beka on this trip. They are wonderful host and made me feel at home. Beka is very engaging. He told me about wine history, Georgian music, and dance. Shorena is an amazing cook. We made 5-6 wonderful dishes. I highly recommend this tour.

Well organized trip to local family, with super friendly guide who actually became a friend of us in the process :) Plus our food tasted great and the process of making it was designed in a fun way